Arriving at Boscundle Manor is like stumbling upon a well-kept secret. Hidden in a tranquil location, where pretty sloping gardens meet ancient woodland, the warm charm of the 18th century manor house is palpable from the moment your eyes fall on the frontage, its rosy pink walls draped in lilac blossom and hugged by neat lawns and colourful flowerbeds.
The rich character continues inside, in the snug lounge with its deep velvety sofas and open fireplace, in the dining room with its wooden floors, sumptuous drapes and heady touch of grandeur, and in the light and airy climes of the conservatory. The interiors combine style, elegance and a charm befitting the building's historic character with a wonderfully welcoming and endlessly cosy ambience.
The individually designed bedrooms are contemporary in style; from bold jet black, hot pink and modish flourishes to pretty pastels and chaise lounges, there's a room for all tastes complete with luxe bathrooms and impeccable attention to detail. All relaxation needs are catered for: take a dip in the indoor pool, indulge in a treatment in the Zento room and sink into the hot tub and gaze up at star-speckled skies. It's small wonder this chic sanctuary is deemed to be one of the region's most romantic hotels.
The romance factor might be a given but a wedding at Boscundle Manor also offers exclusivity, flexibility and a beautifully personal event. With accommodation for up to 40 guests, you can revel in the blissful climes for an extended celebration. Arrive to a relaxed welcome feast, enjoy the festivities in privacy and then wile away a laid back day reminiscing over events the following day, maybe tucking into brunch on the lawn followed by a long soak in the hot tub.
Ceremonies may take place in the lounge, the conservatory, which is ideal for small parties of up to 20 guests, or the restaurant, which is particularly magical for a candlelit winter wedding with its low ceiling, log fire and intimate ambience. Alternatively, you may wish to go al fresco and take your vows beneath the thatched gazebo on the croquet lawn, a spectacular spot with the lofty woodland framing the oh-so pretty picture.
The dining room is the backdrop for intimate receptions and, for larger parties, a marquee can be attached to the house to provide a tailor-made celebration space in close proximity to the cosy lounge and facilities of the hotel.
With a highly creative approach to cuisine and an emphasis on top quality seasonal ingredients, your delectable bespoke menu might range from a formal dinner, buffet or barbecue to exotic feasts of sushi, tapas or oriental fare.
After the celebrations, savour your stay in the secluded honeymoon retreat, which has a two-person spa bath, luxurious bed and French doors overlooking the gardens and bask in the romance of this wonderful little secret.